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More gales to lash Cornwall after Storm Dennis

More gales to lash Cornwall after Storm Dennis

Published by Emma Carton at 6:57am 17th February 2020. (Updated at 4:12pm 17th February 2020)

Storm Dennis has not quite finished with Cornwall, with weather and flood warnings STILL in force for a third day.

A wind warning for gales of up to 60mph will be out across Monday's drive to work.

Immediate action flood warnings were issued for parts of the River Lynher and Tamar, after two days of torrential rain.

Up country has had it worse though, with 'danger to life' warnings in force for Wales and the West Midlands.

Three major incidents were declared on Sunday, as the downpours left homes and high streets under water: Read More.

What weather warnings are in force?

A yellow severe weather warning for gales of up to 60mph will be in force until 11am on Monday.

That will be accompanied by scattered and sometimes wintry showers.

Forecasters say we can expect:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

"Some very strong winds are likely in association with Storm Dennis. Gusts of 50-60mph are likely quite widely within the warning area for much of the period. 

"Gusts of 70mph are likely at times, more especially across western Scotland on Sunday afternoon and evening, as well as in association with heavy showers elsewhere. 

"A separate swathe of 70-75mph gusts probably crossing the far north of Scotland and Orkney for a time early on Monday".

Met Office

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here.

What flood warnings are still in force?

  • Flood alert - North Cornwall Rivers
  • Flood alert - Upper River Tamar
  • Flood alert - Middle River Tamar
  • Flood alert - Lower River Tamar

Flood warnings for parts of the River Lynher and River Tamar from Greystone Bridge to Cotehele have been stood down.

"Flooding is possible on Sunday afternoon, the 16th of February, and overnight into Monday.

"River levels remain high following heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon and overnight into Sunday.

"There is a continued risk of flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river for the rest of today, Sunday 16th February and into Monday.

"The persistent rain has passed but scattered showers are expected on Sunday afternoon and overnight into Monday which may cause river levels to remain high.

"Take care near the areas of concern, and monitor your local weather conditions.

"We are monitoring river levels and have staff ready to respond as required".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood warnings and alerts for Cornwall and Devon here or watch how to be prepared...

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